Special Mechanic

The Victorinox Mechanic Jr., also known as the "Special Mechanic", was manufactured for Radio Shack and marked as part of their "Techline" brand.  The top/obverse side has a metal inlay reading "Techline". The Special Mechanic (also known as: Mechanic Jr.) with only 2 layers is the smallest knife Victorinox has manufactured to include Pliers. The name is not very official, as this model was produced in quantity for Radio Shack stores and marketed under their Techline brand of tools. The knife may have also been produced for promotions, but it is pretty clear at this time that it was never produced as a regular line item.

Layer Tools

Back Layer Tools

Scale Tools


Black Cellidor plus-scales, Victorinox shield printed on bottom scale, Techline silver inlay on top scale. Plus scales may not have included the straight-pin but the hole/slot was present for one. Much less common are Red scales with the metal "Techline" inlay, which have no slot for the straight-pin.

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 91mm
  • Width: 15.6mm
  • Weight: 81.7g


  1. Red Cellidor scales with the metal "Techline" inlay.
  2. Scales may vary.



Related Knives 

  • Mechanic - a 3 layer model that includes pliers.
  • Compact - a 2 layer model with scissors

Created by ICanFixThat. Last Modification: Friday 11 of December, 2015 09:28:07 CET by s1xty7.

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